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IACUC Alternatives Searching

A literature review for alternatives is a legally required component of a protocol classified as category D or E. This guide will walk you through structuring an effective literature review, selecting databases to use, and provide helpful tips in developi



This guide was created in Spring 2022 by the Biosciences Librarian, Hannah Chapman Tripp, in coordination with the former IACUC Manager, Catherine McGuire. It contains sections adapted from the following resources:

Animal Welfare Information Center. How to conduct a literature search for animal use alternatives webinar. April 13, 2021.

Cornell University Library Guide,

Oregon State University,

Texas A&M Library Guide,

Virginia Tech Library Guide,

Penn State University Library Guide,

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